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Georgia 4-H'er Malavika Balamurali displays the dish she cooked during a virtual session of "Adulting 101," a virtual youth development series for 4-H youth that teaches life skills. CAES News
Adulting 101
Adulting is hard.
A favorite moment for many virtual cooking club participants is at the end of each class when students present their completed dishes to the camera. “They love to show what they’ve made,” explained Zoe Soltanmammedova, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent. CAES News
Kids Cooking Club
Before the COVID-19 crisis shut down in-person activities, Zoe Soltanmammedova held monthly meetings of a Kids Cooking Club for 4-H members at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Cobb County.
Tracey Brigman, clinical assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named interim FACS coordinator of food safety and preservation. CAES News
Teaming up to promote food preservation safety
A team of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents, led by a faculty member in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will address consumer questions on food safety and preservation while overseeing the National Center for Home Food Preservation on an interim basis.
For a less stressful holiday, prepare and freeze holiday meals and treats in advance. Freezing prepared foods allows you the satisfaction of serving homemade meals with the convenience of store-bought ones, says University of Georgia Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist Elizabeth Andress. CAES News
Food Waste
Public health experts are imploring Americans to avoid the kind of large gatherings that mark the holidays.
The only way to properly remove and kill bacteria from raw poultry meat is to thoroughly cook the poultry to a minimum of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. A USDA report now shows that even if consumers don't wash raw poultry, the food safety risk is still present due to other common habits. CAES News
Cooking Chicken Safely
Food safety experts have been warning consumers against washing and rinsing raw poultry for many years, citing how the bacteria in poultry juices can spread and cross contaminate other foods, utensils and surfaces. A USDA report shows that many aren't listening.
Georgia 4-H Club members Beau Gabriel, from left, Vatavion Faust and Davison Willis make ziti as part of Oglethorpe County 4-H Club's Cooking to Share program with adult volunteer Jane Eason. CAES News
Cooking to Share
They say that the quickest way into someone’s heart is through their stomach. For one group of Georgia 4-H club members, their heartfelt, healthy meals are touching the hearts of their community one family at a time.
There's nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup or chili on a cold winter's day. By cooking homemade meals in advance and freezing them in portions, you can enjoy the satisfaction of homemade meals with the convenience of store-bought entrees. CAES News
Soups and Stews
There is nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup or chili on a cold winter's day. But who has time to make it when the mood strikes or it’s time to eat? Schedules are busy during the holiday season. Just imagine having a freezer full of delicious, homemade meals ready to be heated and served when you get home from work.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences specialists say planning is imperative whether you are or cooking for one person or a family of eight. You will get more variety and flavor in your meals if you write down menus for the whole week. Plan for several weeks, and make some dishes in larger quantities that can be divided and frozen for later use. CAES News
Solo Meals
Eating alone and cooking for one can be challenging. Most recipes and food products are meant for more than one person. With some planning and a little help from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, solo eaters can prepare healthy, delicious meals.
For a less stressful holiday, prepare and freeze holiday meals and treats in advance. Freezing prepared foods allows you the satisfaction of serving homemade meals with the convenience of store-bought ones, says University of Georgia Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist Elizabeth Andress. CAES News
Holiday Meals
Picture yourself stress-free during the holidays because you prepared and froze holiday meals and treats in advance. Freezing prepared foods allows you the satisfaction of homemade meals with the convenience of store-bought ones.